Search Databases

CityLibraries has a wide variety of databases to access covering a large range of subject matter including The Arts, Music, Literature, Law, Legislation, Standards, Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, General Reference, Family and Local History, Business, News, Working Life, Health, Junior/Young Adult Students and Science.

How is searching a database different from using Google?

There is a lot of irrelevant and incorrect information online. Databases on this page provide free access to current information from authoritative sources - many with automatic citations: great for reference lists.

Database connection key

  • Connect: These databases are available free online. If accessing the database outside the library, you may require your library membership card number to login.
  • Connect @ library: These databases are only available at your library. Drop in to CityLibraries Townsville and login using the free public computers.
  • Connect Offsite: CityLibraries Townsville provides our customers with access to databases via sources such as State Library of Queensland. You may have to register with State Library of Queensland for a free e-services library card to access the database.

Featured Database!

Studiosity (formerly Your Tutor)

Studiosity logoOnline study support for students (school age and TAFE), job seekers, ESL and migrants, by connecting to live tutors from 3pm to midnight AET. Ask questions on any subject using online typed chat, and draw problems or equations on the online whiteboard. Alternatively, upload an essay or assignment any time of day or night, and we'll send feedback and expert comments back to you in less than 24 hours. Your Tutor connects students to expert teachers and tutors who can help with homework and assignment questions in maths, English, science, business studies and more in a live, one-to-one online classroom. You just need your library card to log on.

Note: From August 31, Your Tutor will change it's name to Studiosity.


Art  | Music | Literature


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Encyclopaedias | Dictionaries | General Reference

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Business | News | Working Life

Junior | Young Adult | Students

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Law | Legislation | Standards

Family and Local History

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For more information, please ask your friendly staff at CityLibraries.